Book Review: Broken Angels by Richard Morgan

This high science fiction novel about transhumanism takes place in a setting 30 years after the events that take place in Richard Morgan’s book Altered Carbon and follows the same anti-hero protagonist Takeshi Kovacs. Broken Angels maintains the…

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Book Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

By Kyt Dotson As much of science fiction is dedicated to social discourse and the anthropological study of where humanity is going, it also likes to focus on hardware—and by that I mean military hardware. We’ve seen the…

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Book Review: Ken Liu and Panverse Three

Last I wrote, we were exploring story lengths, especially the novella.  Science fiction has a strong connection with the novella, and while that connection has waned in the last couple decades, it has seen a resurgence in the…

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Book Review: Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton

Science fiction storytelling comes in a variety of modes that shift from grand epics expensing across space-and-time with a technological backdrop for what is essentially a fantasy story to hard science fiction where the technology itself is inherent…

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Book Review: Halfway Human by Carolyn Ives Gilman

By Kyt Dotson By writing the book Halfway Human, Carolyn Ives Gilman added to a strange short-list of science fiction books that settled on gender identity similar to how Ursula K. Leguin’s Left Hand of Darkness addressed a…

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Book Review: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

by Kyt Dotson The title of Cory Doctorow’s young adult book Little Brother is entirely a play on the parental triggering phrase, “Big Brother is watching you.” Big Brother is not a reference to a terrible television show…

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The Novella and a Prelude to Panverse Three

by Luke Forney Many members of the science fiction community feel that the novella is the perfect length for a science fiction story (This writer remembers first hearing it in Larry Niven’s N-Space, for example).  However, the novella…

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